Top Stories for Jan. 5
Wis. company recalls bacon bits for Listeria
The agency said that the following products are being recalled:
10-pound cases of "Golden Crisp APPLEWOOD SMOKED PRECOOKED BACON TOPPINGS." The products bear the establishment number "EST. 28" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a printed Julian date of "8318."
10-pound cases of "John Morrell APPLEWOOD SMOKED PRECOOKED BACON TOPPINGS." The products bear the establishment number "EST. 28" inside the USDA mark of inspection as well as a printed Julian date of "8318."
The bacon bits were produced on Nov. 13, 2008, and were sent to restaurants and institutional foodservice businesses in
The problem was found by in-house testing by a company receiving the product, according to the FSIS. There have been no reports of illness related to the bacon bits.
Source: Food Safety and Inspection Service
Roberts named next NCBA CEO
Roberts will start the job on Jan. 20.
“We are thrilled Forrest will be joining us as CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. We are certain Forrest brings the right experience, vision and optimism to lead the nation’s oldest, largest and most respected cattle organization,” said Andy Groseta, NCBA president.
Roberts has reportedly held several marketing and sales positions in two animal health companies. He started with Upjohn Animal Health in 1992, and he remained with the company through its two mergers to Pharmacia Animal Health and later Pfizer Animal Health. In 2004, he left Pfizer to join Elanco Animal Health where he most recently served as the marketing manager for Elanco’s Beef Business Unit.
He has also been a member of NCBA’s executive committee, board of directors, allied industry council, long-range planning committee and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation board of trustees.
“My roots, my education, my passion, my career – they’re all linked to the cattle industry. I can think of no greater honor than to be CEO of NCBA,” said Roberts.
Terry Stokes stepped down as NCBA’s CEO in September, after serving for nearly seven years. Stokes has stayed on in the role during the search and will work with Roberts through the end of January.
Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
Poultry waste appeal scheduled for March
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in
Edmondson reportedly sued 13 Arkansas-based poultry companies in 2005, claiming that they were polluting
The poultry producers have told media outlets that the manure and natural bedding material has been used as natural fertilizer for decades and state officials haven't anyone who has had health concerns because of the practice.
Source: Associated Press